Jeffrey S. Evans to hold major Victorian lighting auction Oct. 26

Ceramic figural miniature lamps including a rare American Indian chief from the Hulsebus collection. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Ceramic figural miniature lamps including a rare American Indian chief from the Hulsebus collection. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will hold the first of three auctions of the renowned miniature lamp collection of the late Marge Hulsebus of Redlands, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern as part of its semiannual lighting sale. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

This comprehensive collection numbers more than 1,200 total pieces spanning all categories of miniature lamps, many of which were featured in her two reference volumes, Miniature Victorian Lamps published in 1994 and Miniature Lamps of the Victorian Era published in 2004. The collection will be divided equally between auctions with selections for the beginning to advanced collector included in each sale. The remaining two auctions will be held in 2014 and 2015. Yvonne Lynch is serving as agent for the Hulsebus estate and providing the primary catalog entries and photography of the collection.

Immediately following the Hulsebus miniature lamp section, the auction will offer over 300 fairy lamps from the collection of Lloyd and Nan Graham of Newbury Park, Calif. Many types of glass are represented in the collection including cameo, Burmese, air-trap satin, Nailsea-type, spangle and spatter, enamel-decorated, opalescent, etc.; and all styles, including hanging, multiunit centerpieces, English ceramic bases, three-piece skirted examples, ornate metal and ceramic high standards, figural china nursery lights, lithophanes, figural glass, jeweled ormolu, related accessories and parts.

This sale also includes fine Victorian hanging and other lighting from the Donald Scannell estate collection of Kernville, Calif. Hanging library lamps feature a rare cranberry diamond quilt Charles Parker “Starpoint Petticoat,” plus other rare, jeweled frames and colored umbrella shades. Also included are banquet and parlor lamps and opalescent stand lamps.

Prior to the auction, Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates will host a special meeting of the Night Light Club on Oct. 24-26 in Harrisonburg and Mt. Crawford, Va. Friday’s lectures are free and open to the public.

For details email info@jeffreysevans.com or call 540-434-3939.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Ceramic figural miniature lamps including a rare American Indian chief from the Hulsebus collection. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

 

Ceramic figural miniature lamps including a rare American Indian chief from the Hulsebus collection. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Rare English cameo miniature lamps from the Hulsebus collection. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

 

Rare English cameo miniature lamps from the Hulsebus collection. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Sample of more than 300 fairy lamps from the Graham collection. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Sample of more than 300 fairy lamps from the Graham collection. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

From the Scannell collection of hanging library and parlor lighting. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

From the Scannell collection of hanging library and parlor lighting. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.